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Goodman Theatre - The Albert
Between W Lake and W Randolph 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60601
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14 reviews
6 stars
Parking is expensive even with theater ticket validation. Check Spothero or ParkWhiz instead.
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4.8 average rating
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1 review
5 stars
attended Oct 20 2010

It was a lovely show. Beautiful costumes, ingenious props and a staging, and wonderful acting. We had a fun night out.

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 30 2010

Fabulous production at all levels -- great talent, wonderfully creative staging, Leonard Berstein -- need I say more? Only detraction involved clueless patrons who kept flipping on hand-held light-emitting devices during the show. This extremely...continued

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13 stars
attended Oct 20 2010

I have to admit I knew nothing about "Candide" (hadn't read the book or seen previous Broadway performances of the musical). So I went in "totally fresh". I found the show completely delightful: good music, great voices, great verbal and visual...continued

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Watch a video "interview ": _Candide _director Mary Zimmerman.


Tony Award- and MacArthur “Genius” Grant-winning director Mary Zimmerman’s breathtaking new production of Candide is the theatrical event of the season.

Featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein with contributions from the greatest lyricists of the 20th century — from Stephen Sondheim to Dorothy Parker — this outrageous musical satire tells the story of the naïve Candide, who is banished for romancing the Baron’s daughter only to be plagued by a series of absurd hardships that challenge his optimistic outlook of life and love. Candide will leave you enchanted.

About the Ticket Supplier: Goodman Theatre

Every season, the Goodman presents the work of an extraordinary group of artists. The theater is home to the Goodman Artistic Collective, a vibrant and diverse group of this country’s most exciting directors, actors and writers; it’s a laboratory that’s nurtured the work of some of the most influential writers of our age; and it’s the artistic home to many of this country’s finest actors, directors and designers.